Hickory Cheese Stuffed Prunes with Crumbled Tempeh Bacon and WINNER!

Hickory Cheese Stuffed Prunes with Crumbled Tempeh Bacon

Well, it has been a busy one here in Houston! I have not had much time to sit and write but I kind of knew that was going to happen. I was glad to have a giveaway before the holidays because it is nice to have gifts is it not? I have been some goodies while I have been here like these Hickory Cheese Stuffed Prunes. SO good!

Even though I am a day late sharing who won TFX Non-Stick Kitchen Sheet, I hope you forgive me! Thanks to everyone who entered so if you did not win make sure to check out my shop and buy a TFX Kitchen Sheet for yourself. It is a wonderful product and it helps save paper! Buy Now


Erin said…
I would try my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, as well as your maple chocolate chip cookies!

Congrats Erin!! Email me your full name and address so I can send the company your info and they will get this to you soon! Thanks!

So I know everyone has been on some sort of sugar overload when it comes to all the sweet treat recipes that have been posted so I thought I would share one of the appetizers I created for our Christmas Eve dinner.


I waited to get to Texas to try a new product I really did not have available in Michigan, or at least close to where I live. A Whole Foods in Houston only had one type of Wayfare cheese so I decided to try and work with the Hickory-Smoked Cheddar-Style Spread. Check out the website to see where they sell this priduct near you!

The company uses no fake ingredients in their products. It is mostly made from oats, nutritional yeast, beans, sesame seeds, coconut and olive oil and many more natural ingredients. This is NO Tofutti folks. It is a creamy texture with no aftertaste but with wonderful flavor. Granted, I was only able to taste one flavor.

I created a recipe based on a recipe my Chilean grandmother would make on Christmas. She would wrap prunes with bacon and bake them until perfect. What was a girl to have now?

I bought some tempeh bacon, prunes, and hickory cheese and put them together for a PERFECT appetizer. You can substitute this with dates as well if that is your preference but the prunes are a little softer and make bigger boats for filling with cheese and bacon! A big plus!

Hickory Cheese Stuffed Prunes with Crumbled Tempeh Bacon

Hickory Cheese Stuffed Prunes with Crumbled Tempeh Bacon

Print recipe

25-30 pieces

1 package Newman’s Own Dried Prunes
1/2 cup Wayfare Hickory Cheddar
1 package smoky tempeh bacon strips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with TFX Non-stick or w/parchment paper.

On a non-stick grill or skillet add 1 Tbsp olive oil and heat on medium heat. Add the tempeh bacon strips and cook until slightly crispy but not dark brown. (about 7-10 minutes) Make sure to flip strips at mid point.

Set aside strips and cool.

Meanwhile, take each prune and create a small bowl of each prune and fill with 1-2 teaspoons of cheese. Repeat with the rest of prunes.

Crumble tempeh bacon and sprinkle on top of each prune. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool a bit before devouring! Your company will not know it is vegan. My mother and sister both liked it!

I hope you enjoy this!

  • http://www.jlgoesvegan.com/ JL goes Vegan

    These look really, really great! You are super-clever in the kichen!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11977371951644293169 briarrose

    What an interesting app. I always like to see appetizers I haven’t seen before.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08873080530639686787 HiHoRosie

    What an interesting combination! I would love to come to your house for the holidays to try many of these tasty eats. ;) And awesome about the wayfare cheese. You sent me some coupons so I’ll have to try some soon.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12441053969652689705 Stella

    Neat recipe! I’m totally going to get some prunes, so that I can try this…:)

  • http://www.namelymarly.com/ Marly

    I would have never thought to stuff prunes with such tasty flavors. Looks delicious! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15160687625726504771 Sarah

    I just saw this “cheese” for the first time a few days ago but couldn’t figure out what to do with it! The Whole Foods on Kirby had several varieties when I was there the other day. I’ll have to pick some up now . . . this recipe sounds really interesting!

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com/ Monet

    Congrats to the winner…what a great giveaway! I’ve been super busy too…the holiday season can be maddening. These prunes look DELICIOUS. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing such deliciousness! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.supersana.com/ Sana

    What in interesting combination of food and flavors! I am not that creative or clever in the kitchen!